Proxemics: Selected Writings 1988-2006

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JRP Ringier, 2006 - Art - 287 pages
No less versatile in his writing than in his installations, films, architecture and sculpture, Liam Gillick unites his critical essays in this collection, most of which were originally printed in art magazines or exhibition catalogues. Lauded for his ingenious reinterpretation of Conceptual and Minimalist art, Liam Gillick has often used language, whether in type on a wall or on a page, as a site of artistic, theoretical and political intervention. He reveals himself here as a witness of and major actor in the largely European 1990s art scene that included Philippe Parreno, Pierre Huyghe, Carsten Holler, Angela Bulloch, Douglas Gordon and Rirkrit Tiravanija. A key publication of discussions, references, and artistic engagements of the 1990s, the book also allows an examination of the renewed importance at this time of Felix Gonzalez-Torres, John Baldessari and Allen Ruppersberg.

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Preface How Are We Going to Behave? CONTEXT
GUnther Forg 1989
Allan McCollum 19881989

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About the author (2006)

Liam Gillick was born in Aylesbury, Great Britain, in 1964 and studied at Hertfordshire College of Art, and Goldsmiths College, London. Often combining text and installation, Gillickis work frequently investigates economics and aesthetics in modern society. A finalist for the Turner Prize in 2002, his work has appeared at Documenta in 1997 and at The Museum of Modern Art, New York in 2003, as well as in numerous solo shows worldwide. He lives and works in London and New York.

Lionel Bovier, art critic and historian, is editor of Les Presses du Reel and JRP editions. He has written and edited many works on the subject of contemporary art.

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